As mentioned on DIVA magazine's TV page a few issues ago, we're
really looking forward to "edgy, sexy" Aussie prison drama
Wentworth Prison which is set to air here later this month. Here
are five reasons why you should be too.
1. Because bingeing on the first season of US
show Orange is the New Black on Netflix has whetted our appetite
for drama set behind bars. But we've watched all the episodes of
OITNB now, twice, and we're ready for more. (NB. OITNB fans might
like to check out our September issue for Lip Service creator
Harriet Braun's take on the show).
2. Because Wentworth Prison has a great new
lesbian icon in-the-making (we think) in Franky, a tough lesbian
character played by Nicole de Silva (pictured).We're so sure you'll
like Franky, we're putting her on our October issue cover (out 19
3. Because it's a show about women. You may
Rebecca Nicholson's piece about Breaking Bad on the Guardian
yesterday in which she wrote that in her opinion that show would
never join TV's "holy trinity" (with The Sopranos and The Wire) as
it lacks believeable female characters. We're predicting Wentworth
Prison will have a few strong female characters to help make up the
4. Because of the Australian accents. Aussie
accents are few and far between on UK TV these days, and many of us
think they're rather sexy. It'll make a change at the very least,
and should make some of the Australian viewers here in the UK feel
a pleasant twinge of homesickness.
5. Because we loved Prisoner: Cell Block H.
Wentworth Prison is set in the same prison, but in the modern day,
so fans of the original series will doubtless want to check out
this reboot. We. Can't. Wait.
Wentworth Prison's first episode will air on Channel 5
on Wednesday 28th August at 10pm.
out more here